How do you do reverse reverb?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Swift, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. Swift

    Swift Guest

    This cool effect involves recording, for example, a vocal source, then processing it backwards with reverb (?), then somehow putting it all back together (?), and thats where I'm confused.

    How would this be done on a Hard Disk recorder ? I do have a sampler too...for doing the backward thing -

    Any help Appreciated,

  2. pan

    pan Guest

    Hi Swift, for reverse verb you have to:

    1st reverse the vocal.
    2nd add reverb and bounce or record the output of the reverb.
    3rd reverse the bounce and place it on an extra FX-track.

    if you do all of the above within fixed points (say bar 3 to bar 11) you do not have to worry about timing.

    Have fun!

  3. Chance

    Chance Guest

    I noticed you said "3rd reverse the bounce" unless you have a radar, mackie and alesis will not allow you to do this
  4. pan

    pan Guest

    ...but a Hard Disk Recorder will.

    - and of course an analog tape;-)
  5. Swift

    Swift Guest

    Cool..I'll use the sampler to do the backwards stuff..

    Much Thanks,
  6. Chance

    Chance Guest

    Which hard-disc recorder ? I've owned the Mackie HDR since 1999 and wished I could do this. I used to do it with analog ie. cymbals on track #3 turn the reels over track #3 becomes track #22 play and add reverb and record it on to an open track lets say track #4, put the reels right side up and that open track becomes the one with the reverse-verb (track #21) out of all the hard disc recorders out there Mackie HDR, Alesis HD 24, Foste, etc., only the Radar can do this on the machine. They call it "track flip flop"
  7. pan

    pan Guest

    My bad, I was always under the impression, that most HDRs would perform simple DSP like invert and reverse, but by closer observation I stand corrected.

  8. Swift

    Swift Guest

    Yeah, it's a Roland 2480 HD and an Akai MPC4000 sampler

    Killin' gear -

    Thanks again bros

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